There are 6 ways to get from Ballarat to Canberra by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Melbourne (MEL) to Canberra (CBR) MEL - CBR

$86 - $292

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Albury  •  11 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$50 - $73

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Train, bus Greyhound Australia  •  10 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Southern Cross Ballarat - Melbourne Via Melton / ...
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Canberra Gx322 / ...

$58 - $105

Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ballarat to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
  2. Take the bus from Melbourne to Albury
  3. Take the bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave

$56 - $95

Train XPT, bus  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Ballarat to Southern Cross
  2. Take the train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction 622 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row 782

$58 - $169

Drive  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Ballarat to Canberra 470.1 miles

$65 - $100

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The cheapest way to get from Ballarat to Canberra is to train and bus which costs $65 - $100 and takes 11 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ballarat to Canberra is to fly which costs $110 - $410 and takes 4 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ballarat to Canberra. However, there are services departing from Ballarat and arriving at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave via Melbourne and Albury. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 min.

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The distance between Ballarat and Canberra is 536 km. The road distance is 752.2 km.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Canberra without a car is to train and bus which takes 10 h 26 min and costs $75 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4 h 42 min to get from Ballarat to Canberra, including transfers.

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Ballarat to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, depart from Ballarat station.

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The best way to get from Ballarat to Canberra is to fly which takes 4 h 42 min and costs $110 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $75 - $140 and takes 11 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Ballarat to Canberra bus services, operated by V-Line, arrive at Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ballarat to Canberra is 752 km. It takes approximately 7 h 49 min to drive from Ballarat to Canberra.

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Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Melbourne Airport to Canberra Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ballarat to Canberra.
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  • Distance: 335 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 42 min

What companies run services between Ballarat, VIC, Australia and Canberra, ACT, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia fly from Ballarat to Canberra hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Ballarat to Canberra via Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St, Melbourne, and Albury in around 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Train operators
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Train from Ballarat to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Yass Junction
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Canberra
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Melbourne to Albury
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$26 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Ballarat to Southern Cross Coach Terminal/Spencer St
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Melbourne to Albury station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Yass Junction, Coach Bay to Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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